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Friday, January 21st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Carl Perkins (1932-1998), “Honey Don’t” (C. Perkins), live (TV show), 1956

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Sight of that mountain
makes me forget
I’m getting old

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by David Young

Thursday, January 13th

sounds of New York

Kidd Jordan (1935-, tenor saxophone) with Joel Futterman (1946-, piano), William Parker (1952-, bass), Hamid Drake (1955-, drums [MCOTD Hall of Fame]), live (tribute to drummer Alvin Fielder [1935-2019]), New York, 2019

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Monday, January 10th

alone

This I could listen to all day.

Tony Allen (1940-2020, drums), live (studio), London, 2019

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Thursday, January 6th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (1929-1998, vocals), with Benny Green (piano), Winard Harper (drums), Michael Bowie (bass), live, Leverkusen (Germany), 1986

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Tuesday, January 4th

I can almost feel the beer spilling on my shoulder as the waitress gets bumped.

Mat Maneri Trio (MM, viola; Randy Peterson, drums; Ed Schuller, bass), live, Cambridge, Mass., 1997

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Friday, December 24th

what’s new

Norah Jones (vocals, keyboard) with Brian Blade (drums, vocals), Sasha Dobson (vocals), Gus Seyffert (bass, vocals), live (“Christmas In My Soul” [L. Nyro], “Christmastime,” “Run Rudolph Run,” “Blue Christmas,” “You’re Not Alone,” “Christmas Calling (Jolly Jones)”), New York, 12/9/21

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, December 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Fresh Palette Ensemble (Hamid Drake [MCOTD Hall of Fame], drums, percussion, voice; Michael Zerang, drums, percussion; Joshua Abrams, bass; Jason Adasiewicz, vibraphone; Aoki, taiko drums; Tatsu Aoki, shamisen, conduction; Zahra Glenda Baker, voice; Angel Bat Dawid, voice, clarinet, keyboards; Mai Sugimoto, reeds), live (performance begins at 13:30), Chicago, last night

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Saturday, December 18th

more

Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpets, compositions; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Savannah Harris, drums, percussion), live, Cologne (Germany), 8/28/21

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Monday, December 13th

sounds of New York

Being & Becoming (Peter Evans, trumpets, compositions; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Nick Jozwiak, bass; Savannah Harris, drums, percussion), New York, streamed 6/29/21

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It is in no sense
essential

that this crown of leaves,
sifted by wind

as if turning over
some problem,

is a gray-green
brightening into rust-red

at the tips

or that its equivocations
fill this instant

to the brim.

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Making”

Friday, December 10th

only rock ‘n’ roll

Kinks, live, Paris, 1965

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